A thing of the distant past, the iconic Sony Walkman cassette player used to be the way of toting one's tunes while on the go, short from hoisting a ghetto blaster atop your shoulder. To make use of these fine, albeit bulky pieces of memorabilia, designer Vanesa Moreno has crafted a series of cassette tape lamps for ooomydesign.
Bicycle chains. They don't exactly invoke images of lavish grandeur, but Mexican-Brazilian artist Carolina Fontoura has taken these unsung heroes and elevated them quite literally into lighting pieces worthy of the finest of dining rooms.
Design graduate Marlies Romberg merges the past with the tools of today in 'Dear DIary 1.0', an old-fashioned writing desk that has an embedded computer and keyboard within it.